CA Lawmakers Seek Emergency Declaration to Rally State around Homelessness Solutions
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - On the eve of the State Legislature’s final vote on a new multibillion dollar program to confront homelessness, Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced a legislative resolution requesting the Governor declare a state of emergency on homelessness and urging statewide coordination and leadership from all parts of government to confront homelessness. The Assembly will vote on the item tomorrow.
“California is too prosperous a state for so many to suffer from homelessness,” said Santiago, Majority Whip of the State Assembly, who represents the notorious Skid Row of Los Angeles. “The homeless are parents, children, and veterans. They need our help to get off the street and succeed in life. We will not end their suffering until we think differently and commit to action, as an emergency requires.”